Housing and premises, such as business premises, are also covered by Part III of the Race Relations Act. In general, it is unlawful for someone to discriminate on race grounds, when selling, letting, subletting or managing property.
Racial Discrimination – Know Your Rights
The law on discrimination is now part of the Equality Act 2010 which came into force on 1st October 2010. All of the provisions on race discrimination from earlier legislation remain. This means that ‘race’, including colour, nationality and national or ethnic origin, is one of the ‘protected characteristics’ under the new act, along with others such as disability or sexual orientation. The act protects against both direct and indirect discrimination, as well as harassment and victimisation, on the basis of any of the protected characteristics. To read further information on Racial Discrimination within the housing sector Click Here.
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